Injury Reported Following Multi-Vehicle Collision on Wilshire Boulevard near 14th Street
SANTA MONICA, CA (September 22, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon saw a multi-vehicle collision on Wilshire Boulevard resulting in at least one person sustaining injuries.
Authorities swiftly responded to the incident, which occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the junction of Wilshire Boulevard and 14th Street.
Preliminary investigations indicate that one vehicle disregarded a red traffic signal at the intersection, leading to a collision with a second vehicle. The impact caused the second vehicle to lose control, ultimately striking a nearby pedestrian.
Emergency medical personnel promptly attended to the injured pedestrian, believed to be an elderly adult, and promptly transported them to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries remains undisclosed at this time.
In response to the accident, the Santa Monica Police Department temporarily closed the westbound lanes of Wilshire Boulevard between Euclid Street and 15th Street. Details regarding potential arrests connected to the incident remain unclear, and no additional information concerning the specifics of the two-vehicle collision has been made public as of now. Authorities in Santa Monica pledge to share further updates on the multi-vehicle collision on Wilshire Boulevard as they become available.
This incident serves as a reminder for all road users, whether drivers or pedestrians, to adhere to traffic regulations and exercise caution. Motorists should avoid distractions and remain vigilant for pedestrians at all times, while pedestrians should use designated crosswalks and intersections when crossing roads. When walking beside roadways, it is advisable to stay on sidewalks; if none are available, walk on the shoulder facing oncoming traffic. These precautions can significantly contribute to accident prevention and ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
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